St Gangulpus Healing Oil (Patron for Sickness Affecting the Eyes and Skin)
Saint Gangulpus Healing Oil (Patron for Sickness Affecting the Eyes and Skin) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
St Gangulpus Healing Oil of Burgundy (died 11 May 760 AD) venerated as a martyr by the Catholic Church. Gangulphus a Burgundian courtier historical existence can only be attested by a single document. A deed from the court of Pepin the Short dated 762. It attests that he a great landowner, whose family dominated the region and exercised a lot of power.
Gangulphus decided to renounce his wealth and become a hermit. Even so, he subsequently killed by his wife’s lover, who wished to remove Gangulphus as a possible interference to the adulterous relationship.
Born to one of the most illustrious families of Burgundy, his education provided by his parents, who were virtuous Christians. As a youth, Gangulphus known for his great honesty, chastity, and propriety, and visited churches and read religious texts, avoiding the company of libertines. When his parents died, he became a model landowner, taking care of the household economy with ease and industry and also providing for the churches and the poor on his land. When it came time to marry, he chose a woman who did not share his virtues.
As an important nobleman, Gangulphus participated in the wars of the time, but also dedicated himself to preaching the gospel in Frisia.
On a journey back to Burgundy, he found a property at Bassigny upon which stood a fountain that issued fresh and good water. Gangulphus bought the property. However, his friends mocked him because this property’s fountain would not serve back at home. However, when Gangulphus returned home, he pushed a stick into the soil. The next day, he instructed his servant to pull the stick out of the soil. Out of the soil emerged a new fountain, from which gushed fresh water.